Can I copy text to the clipboard from one file by shell? and I want to paste it to Browser later.

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  • search for xclip – Zoredache Feb 2 '12 at 6:01

You want xclip.

$ xclip -i -selection clipboard <<< "*foo bar*"

foo bar

  • the -i switch is optional i seem to remember – ixtmixilix Feb 8 '12 at 0:11
  • @ixtmixilix: Sure. But it doesn't hurt to be explicit. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Feb 8 '12 at 1:33

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